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Female incarcerated individuals

  • Women in Jail: Classification Issues

    The authors examine issues related to classification of female jail inmates by profiling the female inmate population and discussing problems assoc
  • Sentencing Women Offenders: A Training Curriculum for Judges [Lesson Plans]

    Intervention effectiveness can be improved by understanding how women respond to sanctions.
  • Female Offenders in the Community [Videoconference Held July 18, 2001]

    This video examines the needs, strengths, weaknesses, and risks associated with female offenders. Topics discussed include:
  • Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices

    Findings from a telephone assessment of state and federal practices for classifying women offenders are presented.
  • Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders

    Guidance for those individuals "seeking to more effectively respond to the behavior and circumstances of the female offender" is offered (p. iv).
  • Effective Management of Female Inmates: Applying the Research on Gender Responsive Correctional Strategies to Local Jails

    Research, practice, and guiding principles related to gender-responsive strategies and utilized in jail settings are exchanged.
  • Developing Gender-Specific Classification Systems for Women Offenders

    A report which highlights the results of two cooperative agreements from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) addressing the critical need f
  • The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Jail Applications

    Current research about women offenders and strategies for evaluating current operating procedures related to women offenders are covered.
  • Supervision of Women Defendants and Offenders in the Community

    The use of gender-responsive strategies with women involved in the community corrections system is explained.
  • Gender & Trauma: Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice: Implications for Policy and Practice (2017)

    Gender-specific somatic interventions can be transformative for system-involved girls who have experienced trauma.

  • Spotlight on NRCJIW Technical Assistance: An Overview of the Maricopa County, Arizona MOSAIC Program (2017)

    In an effort to provide more evidence-based and supportive programming for women in the local jail and those transitioning to the community, Marico

  • The Gender Divide: Tracking women’s state prison growth (2018)

    This report sheds more light on women in the era of mass incarceration by tracking prison population trends since 1978 for all 50 states.

  • Safety at a Girls Secure Juvenile Justice Facility (2015)

    Serious juvenile delinquency is a significant and costly problem in the society.

  • Photo Essay: Life Inside a Juvenile Detention Center for Girls (2015)

    For the past eight years, photographer Richard Ross has been documenting juvenile detention centers across the country.

  • Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood (2017)

    This groundbreaking study provides data for the first time revealing that adults surveyed view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like tha

  • Stopping School Pushout for: Girls Involved in the Juvenile Justice System (2017)

    This report highlights the data on girls in the juvenile justice system and the trauma that often leads them there, examines the effect the juvenil

  • Bringing Gender-Responsive Principles into Practice Evidence from the Evaluation of the PACE Center for Girls (2017)

    This brief describes the principles of gender-responsive programs, summarizes the literature, and presents highlights of MDRC’s implementation stud

  • Helping Girls Get Back on Track: An Implementation Study of the PACE Center for Girls (2017)

    This report describes the implementation of PACE at the 14 centers that are participating in the evaluation.

  • Mi Hermana's Keeper Toolkit: Promising Practices for Juvenile Justice Prevention Programs Supporting Latina Youth (2017)

    The toolkit provides effective culturally responsive practices for prevention programs supporting Latina youth who are at risk of placement in juve

  • An Unsupported Population: The Treatment of Women in Texas’ Criminal Justice System (2018)

    In March, The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition released a report, A Growing Population: The Surge of Women into Texas’ Criminal Justice System, whi

  • Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected (2015)

    For girls, as with boys, the failure to receive a high school diploma often places individuals on a pathway to low-wage work, unemployment, and inc

  • Fact Sheet: Incarcerated Women and Girls (2016)

    This fact sheet is a great reference if you are looking for a concise resource showing the increase in the number of women and girls being incarcer

  • The Sources of Violent and Nonviolent Offending among Women in Prison (2019)

    This study involved an assessment of the relevance of women’s background characteristics for predicting their offending in prison.